Search Results: "Alice Kuipers"


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LOST FOR WORDS by Alice Kuipers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"More than just a story of one girl, this is a look at a family trying to rebuild after their lives have been literally blown apart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Unable to deal with the tragedy that killed her sister, Emily, Sophie retreats into herself, refusing to talk about her grief. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Sometimes minimalism is art, but here less is less."
As the title implies, Kuiper's first novel is composed entirely of notes a mother and daughter leave for each other on the refrigerator door. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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VIOLET AND VICTOR WRITE THE MOST FABULOUS FAIRY TALE by Alice Kuipers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A jam-packed view of the creative process of two imaginative siblings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Twins Violet and Victor are back for another bout of collaborative (and sometimes competitive) writing. Read full book review >

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VIOLET AND VICTOR WRITE THE BEST-EVER BOOKWORM BOOK by Alice Kuipers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Clever fare for aspiring bookworms (especially siblings). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Twins collaborate in writing an original story about a "book-eating monster." Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

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SISTER ALICE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An extravagant, surprising, often astonishing odyssey from the author of Marrow (2000), etc.: challenging and bewildering in equal measure."
Fix-up (concatenation and rewrite) of five long stories, 1993-2000. Read full book review >

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ALICE FALLING by William Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sordid tale that, when you think it can't possibly get any worse, does."
An extremely grim first novel, about the way victims can all too easily shade into victimizers, from an Irish poet and prize-winning storywriter. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Maria Lauret
Released: Jan. 17, 2000

"The best kind of literary criticism: Not blind to Walker's flaws as a writer and a thinker, Lauret still finds richness and depth in her writing that will send readers back to the novels."
An engrossing analysis of the novels and other works of Alice Walker that unearths intricate relationships and challenging premises. Read full book review >

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ACHINGLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Naylor continues to usher Alice, and readers, toward adolescence with this well-knit, frequently hilarious story, cemented with buckets full of information, reassurance, and common sense. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Readers who have, with Alice, been waiting impatiently for her widowed father and favorite teacher, Miss Summers, to pick a date will have to wait some more; the Alice series (Outrageously Alice, 1997, etc.) continues to feature comic twists, comfortably familiar characters who still have surprises to reveal, and a plot that includes some serious issues. Read full book review >

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AUTOMATED ALICE by Jeff Noon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Charming."
The author of the Arthur C. Clarke Award winner for 1994, Vurt, and its sequel, Pollen (published earlier this year), transports Lewis Carroll's Alice into 1998 and an altogether postmodern, alternative Manchester. Read full book review >